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Goulden-02 Project Profile
Project Title:Shifting Patterns of Boreal Forest Succession and Browning Over the Last 30 Years
Project Lead: Michael (Mike) Goulden, University Of California, Irvine
Project Funding: 2015 - 2019
NASA (agency representative: Eric Kasischke)
Project Type:NASA -- joined ABoVE in 2015
Solicitation:NASA: Terrestrial Ecology (2014)
Abstract: Climate and fire largely control the productivity (“greenness”) and biodiversity of boreal forests in North America. We propose research to better understand: 1) the patterns of, controls on, and recent changes in North American Boreal Forest “Browning' and the declining Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) observed in satellite records, a ... [more]
ABoVE Science Questions
  • Disturbance Regimes
  • Flora and Fauna
ABoVE Disciplinary Theme
  • Vegetation Dynamics and Distribution
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Proposed Fieldwork Schedule:2016-SU
Status: In-Progress Date When Available:
Product Title:  Maps of patterns of & controls on changes in North American boreal forest NDVI declines in satellite records
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